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A Trip to the Shtetl Oct. 23

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section will sponsor a daylong “Trip to the Shtetl” on Monday, Oct. 23, with Rabbi Shalom Lubin, spiritual leader of Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah in Parsippany and director of Chabad of Southeast Morris County in...

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Save This Date

Rachel Coalition Candlelight Vigil Oct. 3: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, is excited to join together with the community at its Third Annual Candlelight Vigil on...

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Harvesting Produce for Our Neighbors

Harvesting Produce for Our Neighbors

We harvested a whopping 8,000 pounds (4 tons) of tomatoes at our America’s Grow A Row Harvest Mitzvah Day! Among those participating in doing this mitzvah were Assia Moran; Susan Neigher; Lois, Lee and Sylas (age three) Dornfeld; Ulla Youry; Ilene Dorf Manahan; Alan...

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Our Jewish World Series for 2017–2018

We’ve announced the lineup for Our Jewish World’s rabbi/cantor lecture series for the 2017–2018 year. All talks will be held at the Morris County Library, 30 E. Hanover Ave., Whippany. Be sure to mark your calendar. Rabbi Shalom Lubin • Monday, Oct. 23: “A Trip to the...

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Racism in America

The amorphous hope that the election of Barack Obama had moved us into a post-racial society has totally dissipated by the events in Charlottesville this past August. There are many reasons for the rise of white supremacy in its various forms, but the truth is that...

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Risk Pools Are the Root of It All

The earliest known insurance policies were written some 5,000 years ago, to protect shippers against the loss of their cargo and crews at sea. The owners pooled their resources to spread the risk of loss amongst them all. This is risk pooling and is essential to the...

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The Electoral College

The existence and duties of the presidential electors and the electoral college are so little known today that most American voters believe that they are voting directly for a president and vice president on election day. The electors may be well-known people, such as...

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